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Pateros, 100 days after the firestorm

PATEROS — It’s been 100 days today since the Carlton Complex Fires crested the hill above Pateros, jumped into town, and ravaged two city blocks and took out several more homes.

Lighting up Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH — With fall leaves dropping and Oktoberfest over, Matt LaRoy and Lee Marion with the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce are busy stringing up thousands of Christmas lights in the downtown park.

Editorial: Highways will pay us back

It is not news. Washington’s economy, as it is in most every modern industrial state, is dependent on moving goods and people from place to place efficiently. Time really is money. Time lost, with products or employees stuck in traffic, is money lost. Money lost reduces profits, from which all our financial strength derives.

Innovative partnership aids upper valley poor

Our friends at Upper Valley MEND (Meeting Each Need with Dignity) in Leavenworth are doing some nice community partnerships to help those in need. What they are doing could be replicated in other communities in support of building more compassionate and resilient communities.

Common Ground | Cashmere gets its sewer plant

It was a big day in Cashmere Tuesday as the new $20 million wastewater treatment plant was officially dedicated. About $6 million of the funds came from a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant, without which it would have been nearly impossible for ratepayers to cover the cost of the upgraded facilities.

Community Fund Grant seeks applicants

WATERVILLE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is now accepting applications for the Waterville Community Fund Grant, which provides funding for innovative programs that help meet the needs of Waterville and its citizens.

AdventureWenatchee adds Korfiatis to their team

WENATCHEE — AdventureWenatchee has added Jennifer Korfiatis as a partner to its organization. She will act as an owner and vice president for business development, the company announced Wednesday.
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Everyday Business | Tails waggin’ for arrival of new pet shop

We were sniffing around downtown Wenatchee last week and got excited (arf! arf!) about a new pet store — Firehouse Pet Shop — that’s set to open sometime in mid- to late November. Those swishing sounds? Those are our tails a-wagging.